May 27, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 June 2009 11:03

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

May 27, 2009

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Conrad and Pratl.    Commissioners Hovel and Lind were absent with notice.  Also present were Director King and Attorney Connelly.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

President Pratl called for a motion to table the approval of minutes until the next Board meeting.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board

 

FINANCE

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the April/May cash disbursements in the amount of $154,920.90.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:    

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None                

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:    

Commissioner Pratl commented that the splash pad and concession building projects are moving along and that the tentative completion date of the new concession building is June 15.  While the splash pad completion is still undetermined, they are looking for completion by the first week of July.  He also commented that George’s Landscaping will be invited to the next meeting for an update. 

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.  Attorney Connelly had no report to give.

 

Director:

Commissioner Pratl inquired about the proposed lighting upgrade at Frontier.  Director King said that they had two companies out to look it over and they will be giving us an estimate soon.  He commented that the grant cycle begins June 1st.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout opened up discussion regarding the retirement of Helen Brunett and Pam Debelak.  Commissioner Conrad suggested a party similar to the one given for Eileen Badon.  Director King commented that due to registration for Tiny Tots beginning June 8th, the will need to let the parents know about the retirement.  He also suggested having them appear before the Board so they can be acknowledged for the great work they have done for the park District along with possible having them recognized at the Salute to Ridge Kids event where parents and children can express their appreciation to them directly.  More ideas were discussed.  The Board was encouraged to make final plans by next meeting.

 

Commissioner Pratl commented on the outstanding numbers for Ball Fore batting cages, but would like to see more activity in the miniature golf.  He suggested having special ½ price days during the beginning spring season to get more people in.  Director King commented that considering the rainy weather, we did as well as could be expected.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad commented that Tower Park was “tagged”, but that the staff knows about it and will take care of it.  Staff is also taking care of the grass cutting.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Lind was not at the meeting.  Commissioner Pratl commented again that he had discussed with Director King the possibility of opening the splash pad for a preview on the weekend of the 4th of July with grand opening along with the Salute to Ridge Kids and US Open events the following week.  This timeline will be discussed with the contractor at the next meeting.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt the Combined Budget/Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal year ending 4/30/1010 as Ordinance #2009-02.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the new Seizure Procedure Policy.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need for Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

A motion to adjourn at 8:15pm was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

All in favor, aye.  Motion Carried.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

______Rob Lind_______________

Rob Lind, Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District

 

 

 

Approved by the Board of Commissioners on this 24th day of June, 2009.

 

 

_______Rob Lind________________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District    

 

 

 

 

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District